|DSM-5 in Action|
by Sophia F. Dziegielewski (Author)
|Asylums: Essays on the Social Situation of Mental Patients and Other Inmates|
by Erving Goffman (Author)
Asylums is an analysis of life in "total institutions" -- closed worlds such as prisons, army training camps, naval vessels, boarding schools, monastaries, nursing homes and mental hospitals -- where the inmates are regimented, surrounded by other inmates, and unable to leave the premises. It describes what these institutions make of the inmate, and what he or she can make of life inside them. Special attention is focused on mental hospitals, drawing on the author's year of field work...
|Insane Consequences: How the Mental Health Industry Fails the Mentally Ill|
by DJ Jaffe (Author), E. Fuller Torrey MD (Foreword)
This well-researched and highly critical examination of the state of our mental health system by the industry's most relentless critic presents a new and controversial explanation as to why--in spite of spending $147 billion annually--140,000 seriously mentally ill are homeless, 390,000 are incarcerated, and even educated, tenacious, and caring people can't get treatment for their mentally ill loved ones. DJ Jaffe blames the mental health industry and the government for shunning the 10 million...
|Mad in America: Bad Science, Bad Medicine, and the Enduring Mistreatment of the Mentally Ill|
by Robert Whitaker (Author)
Schizophrenics in the United States currently fare worse than patients in the world's poorest countries. In Mad in America, medical journalist Robert Whitaker argues that modern treatments for the severely mentally ill are just old medicine in new bottles, and that we as a society are deeply deluded about their efficacy. The widespread use of lobotomies in the 1920s and 1930s gave way in the 1950s to electroshock and a wave of new drugs. In what is perhaps Whitaker's most damning...
|The Insanity Offense: How America's Failure to Treat the Seriously Mentally Ill Endangers Its Citizens|
by E. Fuller Torrey (Author)
"Vital for all working in the mental health field . . . . Fascinating reading for anyone." ―Choice E. Fuller Torrey, the author of the definitive guides to schizophrenia and manic depression, chronicles a disastrous swing in the balance of civil rights that has resulted in numerous violent episodes and left a vulnerable population of mentally ill people homeless and victimized. Interweaving in-depth accounts of landmark cases in California, Wisconsin, and...
|Adult Psychotherapy Homework Planner (PracticePlanners)|
by Arthur E. Jongsma Jr. (Author)
Features new and updated assignments and exercises to meet the changing needs of mental health professionals
The Adult Psychotherapy Homework Planner, Fifth Edition provides you with an array of ready-to-use, between-session assignments designed to fit virtually every therapeutic mode. This easy-to-use sourcebook features: 92 ready-to-copy exercises covering the most common issues encountered by adult clients including such problems as chronic pain, family conflict,...
|The Criminalization of Mental Illness: Crisis and Opportunity for the Justice System, Second Edition|
by Risdon N. Slate (Author), Jacqueline K. Buffington-Vollum (Author), W. Wesley Johnson (Author)
For a myriad of reasons the criminal justice system has become the de facto mental health system. This book explores how and why this is the case. Sensationalized cases often drive criminal justice policies that can sometimes be impulsively enacted and misguided.
While there are chapters that examine competency, insanity, and inpatient and outpatient commitment, the primary focus of the book is on the bulk of encounters that clog the criminal justice system with persons with...
|Empowerment Series: Psychopathology: A Competency-based Assessment Model for Social Workers|
by Susan W. Gray (Author), Marilyn R. Zide (Author)
Written by a practicing social worker, PSYCHOPATHOLOGY offers a compelling look at the current state of knowledge about mental disorders. The authors' accessible narrative blends with detailed, realistic vignettes to give you an inside look at what it means to practice psychopathology today. Part of the Cengage Empowerment Series, the fourth edition is completely up to date and thoroughly integrates the new DSM-V. It also integrates the core competencies and recommended practice behaviors...
|Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Third Edition|
by Carlos W. Pratt (Author), Kenneth J. Gill (Author), Nora M. Barrett (Author), Melissa M. Roberts (Author)
The third edition of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, discusses interventions to help individuals with mental illness improve the quality of their life, achieve goals, and increase opportunities for community integration so they can lead full and productive lives. This person centered approach emphasizes strengths, skill development, and the attainment of valued social roles. The third edition has been fully updated with new coverage indicating how to address medical problems...
|Elder Care Journey: A View from the Front Lines (Suny Series in New Political Science)|
by Laura Katz Olson (Author)
Shortlisted for the 2016 Sarton Women's Book Awards in the Memoir category presented by the Story Circle Network For millions of Americans caregiving is the "new normal." For Laura Katz Olson, a respected researcher of long-term care for the aging, Elder Care Journey chronicles the disruption of her world and how it is upended by the ever-increasing long-distance needs of her own mother. A healthy, Senior Olympics medal winner, Olson's mother is slowly and steadily incapacitated...